Records Relating to the Early History of Boston ...

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Rockwell and Churchill, City Printers, 1887 - Boston (Mass.) - 187 pages
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Page 153 - To commemorate that train of events which led to the American Revolution and finally secured Liberty and Independence to the United States.
Page 19 - In Witness whereof the parties to these presents have hereunto interchangeably set their hands and seals the day and year first above written.
Page 1 - Mr. Blackstone, dwelling on the other side Charles River alone, at a place by the Indians called Shawmutt, where he only had a cottage, at or not far off the place called Blackstone's Point, he came and acquainted the Governor of an excellent Spring there; withal inviting him and soliciting him thither. Whereupon, after the death of Mr. Johnson and divers others, the Governor, with Mr. "Wilson, and the greatest part of the church removed thither : whither also the frame of the Governor's house, in...
Page 11 - William Lytherland aged about Seventy Six yeares. These Deponents, being ancient dwellers and Inhabitants of the Town of Boston in New-England from the first planting and Selling thereof and continuing so at this day, do jointly testify and depose that in or about the yeare of our Lord One thousand Six hundred thirty and four the then present Inhabitants of said Town of Boston (of whome the Honourable John Winthrop Esq.
Page 24 - he was the onely instrument that under God saved my life, comeing to mee with his boate when I was sunke in the River betwene Boston & Winisimet, severall years since, & layd hold of mee & got me into the boate; he came in and saved my life, which kindnese of him I remember; and besides my giveing him fifty foot square of my land, to him and his, I shall see hee shall not want whilst 1 live.
Page 129 - The plaintiff built his house within two feet of the western line of the lot, knowing that the town, or those who should hold under it, had a right to build equally near to the line, or to dig down into the soil for any other lawful purpose. He knew also the shape and nature of the ground, and that it was impossible to dig there without causing excavations. He built at his peril; for it was not possible for him, merely by building upon his own ground, to deprive the other party of such use of...
Page 11 - ... said Peepys built a house thereon wherein this deponent and her husband dwelt for near fourteen years, during which time the said Blackstone used frequently to Resort thereto, and this deponent never heard any controversy between him, the said Blackstone, and the said Peepys about the said land, but the same was always reputed to belong to him as this deponent understood. And she further says, That soon after the sale thereof, as she supposeth, the said Blackstone removed from this town of Boston....
Page 207 - ... This tenure, during four generations, of an elective office, indicates some substantial merits as the basis of popular favor." He adds in a footnote : — " Mr. Goldthwait's first signature as Register is to a deed recorded Nov. 6, 1740, L, 60, f. 77, and his last to a deed recorded Jan. 17, 1776, L. 127, f. 31. It Is a remarkable fact that both he and his immediate successor died in office blind. I shall gladly continue to vote for our present competent and courteous Register until he becomes...
Page 11 - Esq. Governour of the Colony was chiefe) did treate and agree with Mr. William Blackstone for the purchase of his estate and right in any lands lying within the said neck of land called Boston, and for said purchase agreed that every householder should pay six shillings, which was accordingly collected, none paying less, some considerably more than six shillings, and the said sume collected was delivered and paid to Mr.
Page 16 - Name requiring them forthwith to warn all the the Free holders and other Inhabitants of the Town of Boston duly qualified and...

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